Steam Tea House
Popular Teas from Steam Tea HouseSee All 23 Teas
Recent Tasting Notes
I have no idea where they sourced this tea from, but it has the same name as a tea from Adiago.
Anyways. I really like it. Very sweet, lots of nuts and berries although I couldn’t readily identify strawberry. The nuts flavour is way stronger for me. The puerh does that almost bready thing here. It steeps well twice for me, and does well with a bit of cream.
I like it. I just have a wee sample I’m working through, but I need to get some.
1 tbsp for 262 ml
Light sugary plum-pear flavour. Well-balanced with the spinach taste of the green tea
OMGsrsly was generous enough to send me a sample of this wonderful tea.
It’s not quite a chai, it’s not quite a dessert tea, it’s a little like Cha Yen Thai but this one might actually be a little better.
It’s sweet chocolate, with exotic spices. Really nice, well balance, interesting. Thumbs up. I like it. Thank you OMGsrsly!!
Sipdown, but it wasn’t in my cupboard!
I cold steeped this one last night. It’s very tart and juicy. I do like it a lot, but right now I’m preferring DavidsTea’s Pink Passionfruit and Redberry Tonic as cold steeped drinks.
Today, with maple syrup.
I had a bit of a ridiculous day today, and now I’m still at work waiting for Science! to finish.
I hope the science works.
(Also, it is SO WRONG to still be at work when the f.lux activates. That’s supposed to be an at home thing!)
Drinking more. Mostly cinnamon and chicory tonight. Again, I added sweetened condensed milk.
So delicious and comforting.
I think I’ll have to fill a tin with this one, then bring it home and maybe bash it with the mortar and pestle to break up the gigantic lumps.
I like this one a lot, especially with maple syrup. :) (Thanks for the tip, Sil! Maple syrup is AWESOME in some teas!)
Steam sources this one from JusTea, which is awesome. Makes it a lot easier for me to get.
(Side note: Reading the JusTea website, the owner started Rocky Mountain Bicycles. My bike is a ‘92 (I think) Rocky Mountain Fusion. The white women’s variety that I haven’t found anywhere on the internet. Small world!)
Thanks for sharing, OMGsrsly! I sort of followed the directions and steeped it for around three minutes, but I think I went a little over since I was applying my eye cream and serum while waiting. When I got back the liquor was quite dark, and I thought I ruined it. But I didn’t! It’s a lot smoother than expected, especially considering the rich amber colour.
I first picked up on the malt, and then a hint of sweetness, but as this cools, I’m also getting a delicate woodsy flavour in the background. Somehow it’s gotten even more flavour over the last five minutes.
It’s surely a reliable tea. I could see reaching for this when I wouldn’t know what else to have but feel like a black tea.
This tea is RIDICULOUS with its pieces of cinnamon stick and whole cardamom pods.
I steeped it in a preheated mug, with boiling water… then added sweetened condensed milk.
Mmm. Comfort tea at its finest.
Had this with sweetened condensed milk this morning. Although I love this tea iced with sweetened condensed milk, I prefer it with just cream hot.
Still, it was yummy. And I drank it all.
sipdown! though the floor ate some of this because i’m tired and knocked things over. clearly i need more sleep. I added just a bit of sweetener to this and NOW it is much more vanilla like. thanks again omgsrsly!
This is more like a softer version of honeybush…..there is a distinct vanilla taste exactly, but it’s not insanely honeybush like either. Appreciate the sample omgsrsly. I find that the steam teas are an interesting group of teas. Ive been enjoying the few that we’re sent my way :)
Sipdown! I had this in the morning as a latte, and it’s a good thing i did since my other travel mug is at home…left on the table accidentally :(
I much prefer this as a latte, since the milk cuts through the sweetness from the maple. Overall, not a bad little tea though i think i prefer Stacy’s Maple Pecan Oolong.
Thanks to Sil for letting me sample a bit of this one! Unfortunately, I oversteeped my cup of it (3.5 minutes instead of 2), and the result was rather bitter. However, I could tell that there was a nice fruitiness present (more like plum or peach than pear, though), and the vegetal green base really shone through. I’d perhaps give this one another shot at some point, just to see if the bitterness was user error or inevitable, because it was pretty tasty, even though it won’t fill that currently-empty pear tea niche for me.
mmmm so i totally pawned off the rest of this to Raritea and Kittenna today and then had the final cup myself. I just do not like this one. nope. not at all.
However, thank you omgsrsly for giving me the chance to try a few of Steam’s teas…to help me get a better feel for them :)
sipdown (206) oh god…srsly. as a cold brew this is delicious. the only reason it’s not higher is because i find it lacking as a hot brew. but as a cold brew? i might as well be drinking grapefruit juice. honestly. And with a splash of honey? wonderful! so good!
mmm another caffeine free option tonight while making pumpkin spice cupcakes! omgsrsly sent this my way so that i could sample some of steam’s offerings. The initial aroma from this tea is GRAPEFRUIT! man… does it smell like a juicy delicious ripe pink grapefruit.
After steeping this though, it’s a little lacking in flavour. it’s “almost” pink grapdfruit but not quite. I think in this case, you almost need a bit more tea than normal. It’s still tasty, but i’m going to try cold brewing the last of this so that i can get a feel for how it fares as a cold brew – esp since omgsrsly suggested it’s tastiest that way :)
Sipdown! Kicked off the morning with this one as there was enough to finish this off in one big Sil sized mug :) I have really enjoyed this one, so it might have to go on my re-order list from steam…unless i just want to try more of their teas haha thanks omgsrsly!
thank you omgsrsly! I rather enjoyed this one today. I’d see how your brother feels about this one since it’s more readily available than some of the other teas. I can’t remember much about it but there was nothing funny about it that made me NOT want to drink it this morning and i drank it all up! thanks so much for sharing!
I’m hoping that i just over steeped this one. It’s got a weird bitter type taste to it that i am NOT a fan of. It smells heavenly! There are some serious grassy notes underlying the flavour as well, rather than blending nicely. I’ll give this one another shot later and pay more close attention to what i’m doing. Thanks to omgsrsly for sending this my way!
Thank you omgsrsly picked this one up via cavocorax today. I decided to try this straight to begin with and then I will be sure to try it with cream or iced as you suggest. This is a pretty tasty treat. I am picking up more almond than maple in the first sips of this, but as it cools, the maple is coming more to the forefront. Nt a bad start to my teas from steam :)
Thank you OMGsrsly !!!!!!!!!! After the Vancouver meet (that I sadly had to miss due to money issues/dog sitting) Heather was sent back to the Island with goodies for me. AKA The Vancouver meet group spoiled me and I’m now drowning in grapefruity goodness.
I LOVE grapefruit, can’t say it enough! OMGsrsly had some issues making this one work, so I jumped at the chance to try some myself! Pithy isn’t a bad thing for my palette, it’s one of the reasons why I enjoy grapefruit as much as I do! It has a wider range of flavours to it than other citrus, so it feels like it offers a lot more to different uses.
With the warning that this can be pithy and the black base can be astringent, I decided to play around with a smaller amount of leaf and lower temperature water to start, so I can make the most of the sample she sent me. So I used about 1/2tsp of leaf in about 5oz of water (eyeballed it in my gung fu pot, and then poured into a glass bubble cup from DAVIDs)and used water heated to approximately 185F (white tea setting on my Breville variable temp kettle). Steeped for about 2 minutes, and it’s perfect!!!!
The black base is definitely bold, with a slight earthiness to it that’s accentuated by the pithy grapefruit. there’s the tangy POP at the end of the sip that lingers a bit on the tip of my tongue. It reminds me a bit of Silk Road’s Golden Phoenix pu’erh, but without the spices that are in GP. It’s the same richness with the pop in the aftertaste.
I really like it, and see myself getting more if I manage to get over to Steam at some point. Might need to make it happen sometime between now and Christmas and pair it with a visit with my younger sister (who is over in Vancouver for her first semester of University).
Thanks a bunch OMGsrsly for this one! Can’t wait to see how it works cold steeped too :D
Also wrote this during the Great Steepster Tantrum of earlier this week.
Thank you to OMGsrsly for passing down a generous sample of this! I’m looking for the perfect creamy maple tea.
The scent of the dry leaf is quite delicate, like a burnt sugar maple. There are slivers of almonds throughout the dry leaf so I’m curious as to whether they’re going to change the flavour profile at all.
I actually tried the first cup yesterday without any additives. There’s something about this that is very mellow. Even the base is mellow. Like all the flavours melt into each other and any sharp edges have been dulled. You almost can’t even taste the base? I don’t know. But yet the maple is very mellow too. No almond.
The smell that this tea leaves behind in the cup after it’s all gone is marvelous, like maple cream cookies.
Steepster’s recent freakouts have encouraged me to write a few of these in Word and save them to submit later. Now, I’m about to enjoy the second cup with a little bit of half-and-half.
Second cup with half-and-half is nice. The cream complements the maple and wakes it up a bit. I also steeped this round a little longer and the base has more hold too.
It’s a tasty choice but I just wish there were a tad bit more maple in this. I’m sure this would be perfect with a couple drops of actual maple syrup but alas, I don’t have any right now.
Backlog…ugh, oversteeped or overleafed and it was bitter and astringent. This tea deserves better. Hopefully next time…
This is from OMGsrsly so if I futz up the rest, I can probably secure more fairly easily.
- * * * * * * * * * * *
Steeped tonight with hubby, and it is way way way better(!). I did add a little sugar still (less than normal) and some milk. but I am getting a maple taste now. Yum!! It’s like I have maple syrup running down my throat with each swallow.